Night-time allergies can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep, as well as being extremely annoying. Not getting enough quality sleep can seriously damage your mental and physical wellbeing, so it's not something to ignore. If you suffer from itching, sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, or breathing problems while in bed, it's likely that you have a dust mite allergy or a sensitivity to the buildup of dust and dead skin cells around the bed.
Luckily, this doesn't have to spell the end of getting a good night's rest. Purchasing special hypoallergenic bedding can make a massive difference to the severity of your symptoms and could even eliminate them completely. Here's what you should consider investing in.
Dust mite covers
These special covers fit tightly onto your pillows, duvet and mattress, and they prevent the spreading of dust mites. Because the covers have such a tight fit, they cut dust mites off from any potential food sources, meaning that they will die off and have no way of multiplying. These covers are inexpensive and will fit any size of bed, so they're perfect as a first line of defense. If you find that your allergies are still causing problems, you might need to combine several solutions.
Anti-allergy duvet and pillows
If covers alone aren't cutting it, then anti-allergy duvet covers and pillows can be more effective. These products are made from specially designed fibers that prevent dust mites, while retaining maximum comfort and warmth. Many products are also treated with safe chemicals that almost completely eliminate the spread and growth of bacteria. With these two technologies combined, you can be certain to see a reduction in your allergy symptoms.
A mattress is an investment that will last you for years, so it's worth getting right. Spending more on a hypoallergenic mattress will pay off in the long run and is key when looking to reduce allergies.
There are many different allergy-friendly mattresses to choose from, ranging in price and quality, so you'll need to consider your budget and any additional needs. For example, if you suffer from aches and pains as well as allergies, you might want to choose a mattress which caters to both, like those in the Sealy Posturepedic range.
Hypoallergenic mattresses are designed to reduce moisture and prevent the build-up of bacteria or mold, preventing allergy symptoms. They'll help keep the bed as clean and hygienic as possible—this is especially important with mattresses, as they're not easy to wash yourself.